Angelique Kerber wins her 13th WTA title at the Bad Homburg Open
Successful Wimbledon dress rehearsal for Angelique Kerber: two days before the start of the world’s most famous tennis tournament, the Porsche Brand Ambassador won the first ever Bad Homburg Open to claim her 13th career WTA title after a triumphant tournament week.
“This win means a lot to me. Winning a tournament after such a long time is a great feeling and gives me confidence going into Wimbledon,” said Angelique Kerber, who clinched the match on her third match point after one hour 24 minutes. It was a very intensive week. I played good tennis and enjoyed the fantastic atmosphere here at the club. It couldn’t have gone any better. To play the tournament in front of fans was the biggest motivation for me.
In particular in the semi-final against the top-seeded Petra Kvitova, the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion and winner of the 2019 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, she was taken to her limits. It was her 15th encounter with the Czech, whereby the first came in the quarterfinal of the 2012 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. “I can’t remember the last time I played six sets in a single day. It’s definitely a long time ago. But I’ve practiced hard on grass and am physically fit,” said Angelique Kerber, who also regained a lot of confidence during the tournament week in Bad Homburg.
Porsche in tennis
Porsche has been sponsoring the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix ever since 1978 and has also been the organiser since 2002. Within the scope of its global partnership with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Porsche is also the title partner of the “Porsche Race to Shenzhen”, the official qualifying ranking for the Shiseido WTA Finals. As a premium partner of the “Deutsche Tennis Bund” (DTB – German Tennis Association), the company supports Porsche Team Germany in the Billie Jean King Cup (formerly the Fed Cup) and fosters up-and-coming players in the Porsche Talent Team and the Porsche Junior Team.
Jun 27, 2021 at 13:46